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Magical Membership Tour
Kithbrooke Park
Aug 07, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Let's roll out the red carpet for DG Ian McKay!
Kithbrooke Park
Aug 14, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Presidents Report 04/08/2023

Hello again Members and Friends,
 
Welcome to this week’s Bulletin.

Christmas in July

Last Monday night was our traditional mid-year “Fireside Chats” themed as Christmas In July. Thankyou to our Hosts for the evening, Margaret, Greg and Gail, Trevor and Gail, Graham and Lois, Lesley and Rob.
By all accounts that have come to me, it was a very enjoyable evening sharing some laughs, delicious food and one or two beverages of your choice. Thank you to Gail Chrisfield for her coordination and arrangement. Keep an eye out for photos and anecdotes in this and future Bulletins.

Next Meeting Monday 7th July @Kithbrook

August is Membership and Extension Month on the Rotary Calendar. IPP Ben as our Membership Chair will Chair this meeting and I believe he has a couple of surprises to share. As part of the evening there will be a Member Behind the Badge session with a twist.
It would be great if all members could read the Special Edition attachment to the August RDU Magazine regarding Membership. Come along prepared to contribute to the conversation about membership.

Pop Up Book Sale Saturday 26th August @ ARP Grovedale

Linda Neale and Michael Reed have been working to set up another Pop-Up Book Sale at Michael’s business premises AR Photos in Grovedale. This event is an important part of our fundraising activity.
Michael and Linda are looking for members and friends to assist in setting up and keeping the supply of books up to the expected book hungry hordes. Please consider giving a hand between 7am and 3pm.

District Grant

Thank you to Robyn O’Loughlin, supported by the International Committee, Lucy Loko and Judy Beasley for putting together a District Grant Application to support our Lese Oalai Project in PNG. The Grant, if successful, will provide funding to conduct site and groundwork assessments for the project.

Torquay Community House (TCH) Community Lunch

Last Tuesday, Judy and I joined Robyn and Gerard Smith at a Community Lunch held at TCH. We joined others from Warralily Nursing Home, Torquay Men’s Shed and senior community members for lunch.
Students from Surf Coast Secondary College’s Hands On Learning prepare the meal (usually the day before) and serve the 2-course meal to those attending. We enjoyed Spaghetti Bolognese followed by Tira Misu on tables set in an Italian Theme. Very Enjoyable!!
We have invited the SCSC Hands On Learning Coordinator Emy Kennedy to a future Club Meeting as our guest speaker.

Torquay Community Enterprise to Support the Business Excellence Awards

Trevor Hall and I met with members of Torquay Community Enterprise (a Bendigo Bank community support initiative) following a grant application prepared by Trevor. I won’t spoil any more of Trevor’s thunder, but we had a good result. Thankyou Trevor.
The discussions we had have given us some new insight into a potential review of the categories and key selection criteria. Stay tuned for more discussion on this.

Contributing to Our Bulletin

This is a call out to all members to contribute in the form of short written articles and photos for inclusion in future bulletins.

Say No to Family Violence Local Committee and Australian Rotary Health Local Committee

I am still looking for club members to express an interest in representing our club on these committees. Meetings will be mostly online.
 
Philip Beasley
President
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Pop Up Book Sale 26 August 2023

Our next Pop Up Book Sale is to be held at the back of Arthur Reed Photos, in the undercover area and inside (as we have previously) Address 148-154 Marshall Town Rd, Grovedale, 3216
 
To be held on Saturday 26th August 2023
Gates open 9.00am and run until 3.00pm

Books from $1.00 .....
Or ... $10 a box! ....

Teacher in a Box to be used at Lese Oalai

Teacher-in-a-box (TIAB), established by the Rotary Club of Paddington D9620, to be used in Lese Oalai and franchised to RARE in Geelong, meets the deficiencies highlighted in the attached report, and at a fraction of the cost. Here, Rotarian Jeanette Johnson manager of TIAB places answers (in red) to the problems faced by the Global Education Monitoring Team in their recent report to UNESCO.

Christmas in July - Fireside Chat pics

 
Click this link to see more of the photos taken at our Christmas in July / Fireside Chats.

Volunteer Rosters for Upcoming Events

Please check the rosters listed below for your times. If I have missed your name or you have difficulty with the allocated time please let Bruce Turner know. If you have not helped out with either of these activities before feel free to contact me for information. The Resale Shed is located at the Anglesea Tip, instructions for the day are very straight forward and can be explained on arrival. I am waiting on an updated document showing guidelines and once received I will email this to the listed volunteers.
 
Bunnings BBQ – Sunday Aug 13th:
8:30 - 12:15
12:15 – 4:00
Geoff Dawson
 
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Martin Duke
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Ben Featherston
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Allan Hillgrove
 
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Margaret McPherson
 
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Linda Neale
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John Oswald
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Michael Reed
 
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Lesley Shedden
Emergency
 
Bruce Turner
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Resale Shed – Sunday Aug 20th:
Name
9.45 - 12.00
12.00 – 2.00
Tom Fratantaro
 
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Gerard Hogan
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Gerard McNamara
 
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Margaret McPherson
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Linda Neale
 
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Michael Reed
emergency
 
Chrissy Sims
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Bruce Turner
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Thank you to all volunteers
Bruce Turner

Future meetings 

August: Membership and Extension
Date
Details
Chair
Venue
Mon 7 Aug
Magical Membership Tour
Ben Featherston
Kithbrooke Park
Mon 14 Aug
DG Ian McKay Club Visit
President Phil
Kithbrooke Park
Mon 21 Aug
Board meeting
President Phil
Hybrid
Mon 28 Aug
Social night
TBA
TBA

Orange Sky Donations

Thank you for all your generous donations.
Needed at present are sleeping bags, warm coats, warm pants and tops.
Please drop off at the The Birchalls’

Rotary International & District 9780 Info

ROTARY REFERENCE LINKS
 
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